- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+
- Teaching since:
As an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation, I coach executives, leaders, and individual contributors to become even better than they already are, to pursue goals they've not yet achieved, and to overcome barriers that keep them where they are.
In my 30-year career with a Fortune 500 company based in Iowa, I have developed young and aspiring talent to help them reach new heights, helped people find new paths in their careers, help executives become better leaders, and coached groups to help them through challenges and changes.
I am certified to administer and interpret Hogan Assessments Inc. instruments for talent selection and talent development, and am also certified to administer 360-degree feedback assessments by Korn Ferry. Via these instruments I can help people gain a better understanding of themselves, their strengths, and development needs. With that information I can help people create and carry out development plans.
Past coaching clients have included Fortune 500 executives, IT architects, financial sales representatives, marketing directors, a school principal, a rock 'n roll photographer turned financial consultant, and more. The key to helping all these people is to find out who they are, where they are now, and where they want to be.
In addition to coaching others, I facilitate training on how to coach, leadership development, handling difficult conversations, building trust, understanding and using your strengths (for individuals and team), providing effective feedback, and creating effective development plans.
My coaching focus is simply this: You, better.
My coaching approach is simply this: Help you identify your options and put you in the position to choose your own way forward.
Perhaps the highest praise I received from any client is this: "He is very empathetic and nonjudgmental, but he doesn't let you off the hook."
Along with my ACC designation, I hold a master's degree in education with an emphasis in organizational learning and human resource development from Iowa State University; earned my initial coaching training from Coach Inc.; have completed additional coaching training with InsideOut Development; earned continuing education credits by attending International Coach Federation conferences and events; and have had the great privilege to attend a coaching session with world-renowned executive coach and author Marshall Goldsmith.